The goal of trip is to the get to know both of the cities Chapada dos Guimares and Nobres in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Nearby is the Pantanal, which is one of the biggest inland-wetlands on earth with a large amount of animals and plant diversity. On our excursions you will get to experience for example, river snorkeling, watching the sunset on the Lagoa das Araras and much more. You will get to know this natural reserve up close and personal and many different types of fish.
Day 1: Cuiaba – Chapada dos Guimaraes / Arrival
The tour begins at the Cuiaba Airport where you will be picked up by your guide and taken to Chapada dos Guimaraes. Once you have arrived it will be time for lunch before we head off to the viewpoint ‘Mirante Veu de Noiva’ and the geological center of South America ‘Centro Geodesico da America do Sul’ where we can enjoy a stunning view of this landscape and get a first impression of the area. After dinner we will head to Hotel Turismo. Depending on the opening time of the Chapada dos Guimaraes attractions, it could be possible that the itinerary can change.
Accommodation: Hotel Turismo | Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Chapada dos Guimaraes – Nobres / Snorkeling Excursion
After breakfast in the hotel we will head to the city of Nobres where we will move to our next accommodation, the Pousada Reino Encantado. Afterwards it will be time for a snorkeling excursion in the Rio Salobra where it will be possible to see different types of fish from the region underwater. If we are lucky, we might even get to see a freshwater stingray! For lunch we will head back to the Pousada followed by a hike in the area nearby.
Later the adventure continues as we head to the Lagoa das Araras where we can enjoy the sunset. The vegetation around the Lagoa consists of a lot of Buritis which is a regional type of Palm tree. If a Buriti dies it will lose its crown and the steam will get hollow which makes it an ideal place for different types of birds to live and breed. Because of this, parrots are the predominant type of bird around the lagoa and are normally best spotted in the late afternoon. They do their own kind of “flying show” which can be seen during the sunset. Then we will go back to the pousada to have dinner.
Accommodation: Pousada Reino Encantado | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Nobres – Pocone / Brazilian Culture
Today we will set out on our journey bright and early in order to watch the sunrise on the Lagoa das Araras. Afterwards we will return back to the Pousada Reino Encantando to have breakfast. Our next destination is the city of Pocone where we will have a typical Brazilian Churrasco (Barbeque) and learn about daily life of a typical family from there. Later you will either be taken to the Cuiaba Airport or to your next accommodation if you have chosen to do a continuation trip.
Tip: We recommend our North-Pantanal Economy Package Tour if you are considering extending your trip!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
• 1 Night at Hotel Turismo, 1 Night at the Pousada Reino Encantado
• All transfers and excursions by car, on horseback, by boat and by foot as described.
• Tours with a well-educated English-speaking guide
• Drinks and optional activities are not included in the price
• Other Pousada guests might also join in on the excursions, this is however not always the case.
• Depending on flight arrival times on the first day, it is possible that some of the planned program might not take place.
Important: The itinerary can change depending on the weather, the security of the guests or because of program changes necessary depending on the pousada. Bring insect repellent, sunglasses, hat or cap, flashlight, comfortable clothes, a small backpack for excursions, sneakers, sandals, swimming gear and a raincoat. Avoid black clothing because they attract mosquitos. For animal watching we recommend camouflage.
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